By: Adam Farwell. Families have had to make a lot of changes in this sluggish economy, but there are two things that remain universal constants—kids are picky and new clothes are expensive. When approached incorrectly, hand-me-downs evoke feelings of dread and visions of future embarrassment for tweens and teenagers. Fortunately, times have never been better [...]
By: Richard Keane. A fear of the dentist is a common phobia in children. For daughters in particular, fear of the dentist can be a terrifying phobia that may seem impossible to overcome but helping your daughter overcome her fear of the dentist can be achievable with some work and compassion. Recognize Your Daughter’s Fear [...]
By Elizabeth Donovan, M.A. Gone are the days when girls had to have girly birthday themed parties. Many girls are now opting for fun, non-traditional girl birthday party themes like Transformers, Spiderman, and Star Wars. So when my 7-year-old daughter begged me for a Star Wars birthday party, I was totally supportive and up to [...]
By Denene Millner. Good grief, why didn’t anybody warn me? I mean, I had a bazillion dolls—most of them black with coarse hair that I spent hours combing and washing and pulling into ponytails and meticulously parting into perfect and perfectly fabulous rows of cornrows. Sometimes a piece of brown paper bag or a spare [...]
By: Elizabeth Donovan, M.A. It’s 7:15 am and my 6-year-old and I are at it again. She’s insistent on wearing blue jeans and a Star Wars t-shirt to school and I’m aghast that Yoda will take center stage in her school picture scheduled for today. Welcome to the never-ending saga of girls who know what [...]
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By: Lynn Powers Whether you realize it or not, you alone are the greatest factor in determining what type of man your daughter ends up marrying. Quite likely, she will choose someone just like you. Or, if not a man exactly like you, one with very similar tendencies and characteristics. Scary thought, isn’t it? You [...]